Digital cameras these days range in scale. The DSLR cameras are somewhat larger than those compact digital cameras that fit in your pocket, but the compact digitals are not the smallest camera models.



GoPro is a company that builds miniature cameras for adventure photography. They have a range of Hero cameras that are somewhat smaller than your average compact digital. They build versatile cameras that can capture shots you would not be able to with DSLRs. Now GoPro has just launched its latest, and smallest, camera to date with the Hero4 Session mini action cam.



The Hero4 Session is a cube-shaped camera that will fit in your hand. It is about 1.5 inches long on each side.

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Overall, it is 50% less the size than the other GoPro cameras available. The GoPro founder, Nic Woodman, stated, "We challenged ourselves to produce the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro possible.



This is a camera that boasts considerable mounting flexibility. The camera has a variety of alternative mounts for alternative shots. For example, it has a low-profile frame, standard frame and  ball joint buckle. When mounted upside down, the camera's Auto Image Orientation adjusts the camera to right-side up.



The camera has just a couple of buttons. You can start and stop the camera by pressing just one button. Holding the main button a little longer switches to photo mode. The other button switches the Wi-Fi on/off.



As it only has a couple of buttons, you cannot configure the camera settings with the unit.

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To adjust the camera settings, users need to have a compatible Windows, Android or iOS smartphone and the GoPro App. With that app, you can then adjust settings such as frame rate, video resolution, etc.



The Hero4 Session is also a waterproof camera that you can use for underwater photography. The camera is waterproof up to 10-meter depths. Note that it is also waterproof without needing any additional casing.



As a miniature camera, it does not have the greatest specifications. The camera has an 8-megapixel photo resolution. The camera's recorder can record video at 1080p/1440p at up to 60 frames per second.



Some industry analysts have stated that the new camera could fill a niche. James Trew, an Engaget#News editor, stated, “There will be some people it will call out to - for instance, people who might think this looks better on their helmet.



So this is one of the most versatile cameras. The Hero 4 Session is effectively out now. It is retailing at $399.99 on the Go Pro website.